Jump! Then Delegate with Darcy Luoma

Nov 14 2018



If I didn’t have the mindset that things have to be perfect before you can jump, I would have launched my business 10-20 years ago.

I couldn’t get past the fact that I didn’t know what I was doing, that I didn’t have an MBA. So, I think that was probably the biggest realization for me. Feel the fear, and do it anyway. And also, feel the passion! That was so freeing for me, to be able to recognize: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, or of done.

In the first two years of my business I went nuts. I had read that 90% of small businesses fail. So, I was all in. I was going gonzo. Two years in, I was exhausted and stressed. I woke up one day, and I had adrenal fatigue syndrome. I had to recognize that I couldn’t do it all, and that I’m not the only one that can. In building the team and in having my life sort of blow up in front of me, I had to let go. Now my team is so loyal, strong and trustworthy. It was a silver lining of all of that.

In my business, I do the things that I’m good at, and the rest the team handles. And the things I don’t love doing? Deb LOVES doing. She LOVES doing strategic planning, and creating a budget and creating systems, manuals, and processes. Me? No, thank you! I’ve worked really hard to recognize that I don’t need to do those things that I’m not good at.

Watch Darcy’s full interview here.

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